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Monday, April 26, 2004

18 months of phone cam photos

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With the help of a special query to the hiptop Nation database, I was able to back up over 18 months of moblog posts and phone cam photos to my local hard drive by simply loading everything into a single Netscape window and saving the page. I haven't gone back and read all the text yet, but here are some stats and facts on the images:


  • Date range: 10/14/02 - 4/25/04

  • 557 moblog posts

  • 1715 low-resolution JPEG images totaling 21 megabytes

  • Currently loads on hiptop Nation as 28 archive pages

  • Used two different Danger Hiptop/Sidekick devices and three camera modules

  • Posted from the cities of Baltimore, Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago, Boston, Portland, Austin and more

  • Transmitted posts from commuter trains, airplanes, ferry boats, subways, taxis, a moving sidewalk and the gondola of a helium balloon

  • 58 photos showing myself (more than I thought)

  • 53 photos showing my wife

  • 106 photos showing my baby daughter

  • 24 photos showing my dog

With all the photos on my local hard drive, I was able to dump them into my iView image catalog utility to create a big thumbnail sheet. You can see the 1200 x 5500 pixel, 1.2 mb image in a pop-up window by clicking on the image above.

Rendered this way, my reaction was that 1715 images didn't look like a lot. Later this year, I'd like to pump another back up of these images into a photomosaic program to generate some Rob Silvers-style artwork.

I think I can sustain a decent rate of 3-4 photo-illustrated moblog posts a week for a long time, and though I'm really interested in the Treo 600 series, I'll likely switch to the next version of the Danger Hiptop when it is released.

I'm going to spend some quality time in the coming days reflecting on this tapestry of moblog posts and images. It was the best 18 months of my life.

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Cheers,
Avi

Posted by: Avi Solomon at Apr 27, 2004 5:31:51 AM

Avi, thanks, I hadn't heard of The Final Cut. The story looks intriguing, but I'll have to wait for the September 2004 release in the U.S.

P.S. I miss your e-mails full of great links!

Posted by: Mike Lee at Apr 27, 2004 9:04:54 PM

Awesome! Makes a great cube poster! In 10 years Cianna will be able to wallpaper her bedroom with your collection!

Posted by: Jessica at May 3, 2004 1:29:01 PM